SG Lewis might only be 26 years old, but he already boasts a sonic resume that includes production credits for mainstream acts like Dave, and Dua Lipa. He’s also released several EPs with Virgin EMI and British imprint PMR, who are most known for pioneering the careers of Jessie Ware and Disclosure. Last week saw the arrival of Lewis’ debut long player, a 10-track record titled times, which he describes as “an ode to the present moment, and the finite chances we have to celebrate it.”
It’s a hybrid sound, between disco, house and pop, and as with the majority of SG’s previous works delivers an emotive, uplifting and soul-touching soundscape. The combination of lean, punchy drum hits and energising bass tones dance beneath vocals from Rhye, Channel Tres, Robyn and Lastlings among others, making this one a star-studded record that comes at a time when the weather is getting warmer, the days are getting longer, and Covid restrictions might finally have an end date. Below you can find some of our recommended starting points, as well as more from SG Lewis, and some similar albums worth your time if you’re feeling this one.
Where to start:
Time: Lean drum grooves and energetic basslines
Impact: Robyn and Channel Tres unite as one here
All We Have: Deep house anthem with emotive synth work
Previous from SG Lewis:
Dawn EP (2019, Virgin EMI / PMR)
Dark EP (2018, Virgin EMI / PMR)
If you like this then check out:
Darius – Utopia LP (2017, Roche Musique)
Shallou – Magical Thinking (2020, Island Records)
SG Lewis’ times LP is out now on Virgin EMI / PMR.